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twitter brought them all here. and then all the camera phones come out. >> yes. >> boom boom boom. everyone's a paparazzi now. >> everyone's a director. everyone's a photographer. >> thank you. photographer. great. >> i love this. very good. good morning to you. this is cnn saturday morning. it is july 9th. great to have you with us. i'm susan hendricks in this morning for t.j. holmes. she is being remembered as an incredible woman, extraordinary first lady. betty ford dies at the age of 93. we'll take a closer look at her life. and while the country's unemployment line got longer last month we had some positive job news. ford is hiring at one of the plants. plus this -- celebrations are in
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the air if world is welcoming its newest country today. we will take you to south sudan live. we begin with this. the death of former first lady betty ford. she was 93 years old. ford was surrounded by family when she passed away last night. she became first lady when her husband gerald ford became president in 1974. to heing the resignation of richard nixon. betty ford made headlines when she revealed her bat with breast cancer. then she entered a rehab center. it was a place for sentity and others to get the help they needed to fight addictions. president obama spoke out. mrs. ford helped reduce the social stigma surrounding addiction and inspired thousands to seek much-needed treatment. while her death is a cause for
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sadness, we know that organizations such as the betty ford center will honor her legacy by giving countless americans a new lease on life. former president george w. bush said laura and i are deeply saddened by the passing of betty ford. we admired her as first lady and valued her as a friend. she made countless contributions to our country, and we especially appreciate her courage in calling attention to breast cancer and substance abuse. because of her leadership, many lives were saved. tonight our prayers go out to mrs. ford's entire family. nancy reagan is calls her an inspiration. george w. bush said she was a great friend and courageous first lady. ford was presented the congressional gold medal. prestige awards. her crusade against addiction built her greatest legacy. she educated a generation that needed education, that needed support in how to deal with
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these problems. it made it a necessary to hide the reality of substance abuse. and i think that was a contribution that betty ford made. >> countless people were helped by betty ford. coming up, more on an, traerd their life later on in the show. the government latest job numbers are out and fell well short of expectations. 18,000 jobs were added. experts thought we could see about 80,000. take a look at the chart here. the nation had 1e6several monthn a row of encouraging jobs numbers. 18,000 for june is an increase, it's not enough to keep up with losses. the unemployment rate actually rose from 9.1% to 9.2%. here is president obama on that. >> with the recovery that is still fragile, the last thing we can afford is the unusual partisan game playing in washington. by getting our fiscal house in
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order, congress will be in a stronger position to focus on the job creating measures i've already proposed. like putting people to work, rebuilding america's infrastructure or innovators and entrepreneurs have greater incentive to generate new products or making college more affordable for families. and businesses that may be holding back because of the uncertainty surrounding the possibility of the default by the united states government will have greater confidence to end that. >> republicans have maintained there can be no increase in the national debt limit unless accompanied by serious cuts and reforms. these cuts should exceed the amount by which president obama wants the debt limit increased and there can be no job crushing tax hike on families and small businesses. >> jobs, the economy, and the country's debt ceiling are the top issues facing washington right now. in congress and on the campaign trail, let's go over the numbers a little bit. here are some interesting tidbits about it. here's how it breaks down.
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men are right at about average while unemployment for women is about 8% right now. here is how the unemployment rate breaks down by race. the rate for whites went up to 8.1%. african-american unemployment is the highest. but it did not change last month. we will have much more on the political impact of these numbers a little bit later on in the show. how about this? south sudan is now the world's newest country. the new nation is celebrating its independence day today. the people voted overwhelmingly earlier this year to break away from sudan. south sudan is about the size of texas. here's a listen to a bit of a new country's national anthem. take a listen. ♪ also today, south sudan's president is raising the flag in the capital. we will have much more on south
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sudan's independence day with a live report. don't miss that. that's in about 30 minutes. the british royal couple are spending their first full day in california. that is today. prince william and his new wife kate arrived yesterday. they spent time at a couple of events promoting british business interests. and soccer star david beckham was among the guests at one of the events. today they will mix business with pleasure on the agenda is a charity polo match in santa bear bra and star-studded british film and tv event in los angeles. we'll have much more on the visit later in the show. more in the news scandal in britain. british prime minister david cram ron turned himself in. he was released though. he was editor at the time of the scandal before being hired by cameron. he quit his government job earlier this year. employees of the tabloid newspaper hacked into the voice account of a murdered girl and erased messages. this week owner rupert murdoch
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shut down the paper. we ask that each of you join the athletics, texas rangers and all of major league baseball, as we observe a silent moment of reflection and respect for brownwood texas firefighter s n shannon stone. >> shannon stone was a firefighter from brownsville, texas, who fell to his death from the stands at a texas rangers baseball game earlier this week. he was trying to catch a ball for his 6-year-old son that was in the stands by one of the rangers players. stone was honored with a moment of silence last night. the rangers set up a memorial fund for his family. so sad. a fan who flu across can country has been indicted. nigerian is being charged with being a stowaway for trying to enter a secure area at the airport. he got through security with an
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expired id and someone else's boarding pass. flew from new york all of the way to l.a. he got caught but he was let go. then he tried to do it again in los angeles. that is where he was finally arrested. a jail break caught on tape. this happened at the walker county jail in huntsville, tlks, last month. but the video just being released here. take a look. two inmates attacking the jailers. one of them got away to a car waiting you side the jail. but he was caught three days later. with want to show you this. the benches cleared in boston during a game between the red sox and baltimore orioles. here it comes. and there it is. a few punches thrown. it doesn't look like any of them connected though, right? thrown at the air. the red sox david ortiz took exception to being hit and yelled at by orioles pitcher kevin gregg. they both ended up getting thrown out of the game. it's never just one guy who gets off the bench. it's kind of a team thing there. let's check the weather this
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morning. reynolds is here for that. there's no crime in baseball but there's fighting in baseball, right? >> funny about it, susan. whenever you see a fight take place you realize instantly why they are baseball players and not boxers because they rarely ever land a punch. very, very rarely. unbelievable. something that is also unbelievable is the heat. heat is continuing for parts of texas and the desert southwest. intense day. there will be the potential for intense thunderstorms across the central plains and upper midwest. we'll talk more about that coming up. >> thanks. you know the crew aboard shuttle "atlantis" is spending its first full day in space. we are taking a live look at nasa tv. you don't want to miss it. still to come, nasa says this really is not the end. robots could be taking the place of humans in space. we'll have more on that coming up. could you imagine this blowing over your head? that is a massive dust storm. reynolds will be back. he'll explain how this happens. woman: saving for our child's college fund was getting expensive.
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the big catalyst, that's going to cause the storms, daytime weather that stream in in parts of the gulf coast. also in parts of the south texas. the heat is going to be relentless. places like texas, back into austin, it's going to be very warm for you. even in places like san antonio and austin. in the four corners, a mix of the highs. high altitude showers can be expected. for much of the west coast, dry conditions. the east coast, a hodgepodge. the showers developing into the afternoon. again, same recipe. sea breeze, daytime heating. unstable. take you to fly down to atlanta and head towards parts of the eastern seaboard. may be a few bumps here and there. same story for you from boston back in new york. of course up towards maine. minneapolis, one of the areas of concern because of the potential for storms and the afternoon. live image for you right now in minneapolis, st. paul. so far it looks good for the time being. thin veil of clouds above.
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between the hours of three, maybe even early evening. maybe as late as 6:00. that's when things should get under way in terms of heavy rainfall and potential for strong thunderstorms. high temperature pors minneapolis. 85. the rain moves in. temperatures will begin to fall. 88 your high in denver. 102 in dallas. it is going to be warm there. 93 in new orleans. back to washington and atlanta, some low 90s. 85 in boston. 87 in new york. out west, 66 in san francisco. 96 in albuquerque. 79 in portland. that is a quick snapshot in your forecast. susan, of course, so much more to chat about. >> 102 in dallas. >> yeah. very warm. then when you have the humidity it's going to feel warmer. >> i went to school in arizona. they would always say it's a dry heat. 110. >> when you're walking across the street and you almost vaporize in the high temperatures. >> doesn't matter if it's dry or not. speaking of arizona. remember the movie "independence day"? >> oh, yeah. >> take a look.
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here's a scene reminiscent of that. it isn't science fiction or special effects. that is a dust cloud. why many folks in arizona saw it on tuesday, july 5th, the day after independence day celebrations. they looked up to that. here's another look at it. it rolled through the phoenix area. monsoon storm, kicks up desert dust. it's rarely this big, right? the cloud was 50 miles wide. shut down the airport. you can't see anything. knocked out power to thousands of folks are still cleaning up there sdl the way they are created. you have the high-base thunderstorms and the thunderstorms collapse. creates a dust front. it picks up all the particulates. all the dust and dirt. you see it push out ahead of the storm itself. very common in parts of the middle east, africa. you see it quite a bit. but in fenphoenix, not every da. it is frightening to see. >> i can't imagine. in arizona you were used to the monsoons but nothing like this. when you look at shots of it, i
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can't imagine. reynolds, thanks. we are digging deeper inside the latest jobs numbers. we'll tell you which group is having a harder time.
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welcome back on this saturday morning, july 9th. in business news. companys will release their latest earnings reports next week. poppy harlow tells us about that. first, alison kosik details the
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latest numbers for you. >> hi, susan. the june jobs reports stunned wall street this past week. a mere 18,000 jobs were created last month. wall street expected up to 125,000. the report was filled with other negative signs. the unemployment rate rose to 9.2%. afternoon hourly earnings dropped and so did the average workweek which means people with jobs are working fewer hours and making less money. breaking unemployment down by race. african-americans are having the hardest time with a 16% jobless rate. rate for hispanics is in the double digits as well. poppy? >> thanks so much. second quarter earning season kicks off next week with alcoa, google, reporting numbers. 70% of numbers in s&p 500 posted earnings that beat estimates. we're looking for that to continue. it's whether these company are i don't guess to use the cash to
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hire for more workers. policy makers downgraded their view of the economy at that meeting and this is going to give us a lot more insight as to why. also ahead, reports on inflation, retail sales and jobs are due out. we'll follow it all on cnn money. susan, back to you. >> poppy, thank you. and this, while the nation's unemployment figures rose in june there is one bright spot to report. ford says it is hiring 1800 workers, ford escape, suv assembly plant in louisville, kentucky. the carmaker says a lottery system will be used to select job candidates. how about robots in space? that is just one of the things nasa is planning for the post-shuttle era of space travel. it's not completely over. we'll have more next. but first, do you know how many shuttle missions have taken place over the last 30 years? a guess? i'll have the answer. yes. our "name your price" tool shows you a range of options. you pick a price that works for you. perfect. only one thing could make this better.
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okay. here we go. love that music, don't you? before the break i asked you how many shuttle missions have taken place over the last 30 years.
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do you know? well, here it is. drum roll, please. there have been 134 missions covering a half billion miles of flight. the current and last mission, as you know, 134. >> two, one, zero, and liftoff! the final liftoff of "atlantis" on the shoulders of the space shuttle. america will continue the dream. >> the site of history, there it goes. "atlantis" lifted off yesterday morning. there are four astronauts on board. they call themselves the final four. the shuttle will link up with the international space shuttle tomorrow morning ppg certainly a sight to see. so the final mission is under way. and in 30 years of shuttle flights, so what is next for nasa? our josh levs is here to show us the future. josh, they're not closing up shop just yet the message that nasa is getting out there is they're still working to get people out of space. they're insisting that the united states is still going to
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send astronauts into space. they're talking about the new technologies they're working on. nasa is saying this thing right here is the flagship of the next generation space fleet pushing the envelope of spaceflight. it's called a multi-purpose crew vehicle. it could fit four astronauts and take them on 21-day missions. they're working on that. also working on new technologies to get people all of the way out to mars. they are absolutely committed to this as a goal. take a look at this video. 3. >> what we're doing is we're investing in a broad portfolio of technology. some of those technologies are risky. some of them will pan out. others will not. but in the end, we'll have the technological capabilities to go places and so explore, both with robots and humans, that we can't do today. >> what you just heard them say right there is robots and humans. that is another part of what nasa is working on. take a look at this next video
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here. robonots. they're developing them with gm. right now it's just a torso. sort of a robonaut. looking to add leg and wheels. designed to like people because things on the space ship and at the space station are -- not space ship, the space station and all our shut alls were designed for people. >> look at the complexities of that. just the fingers and the hand. amazing. >> amazing. think about when they start adding legs and wheels. they are saying these robonauts can explar terrain kind of like a person so you can get some sense of what it would be like to have a human body out there. they have one already at the space station. take a look at this next video. you're going to see them unpacking a torso robonaut that made it up there earlier this year. it's a little bit freaky. >> i'm thinking, robonauts are going to be roaming cnn. that's a robonaut. >> they're going to be able to walk around and be controlled
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from down here on earth. amazing. even with all this going a lot of people out here susan feel the u.s. is absolutely going to lose its dominance. that ending these space shuttle missions and cut funding are ultimately going to damage the u.s. efforts. >> we talked about it earlier today. i was lucky enough, honored, actually, to meet buzz. he was not happy this was ending but it doesn't mean it's shutting down completely. >> right. but you know, also part of what's happening here is a battle for the i'm mamagimage. every nation wants to come across as being in control of space. they are losing funding. the question is, how far can we really go as a country to keep exploring farther and farther and farther? while the funding is starting to disappear. potential potentially by the billions. twitter pages, you can see the screen right here. i have shown you on my pages how you can link to all the technologies that are coming in
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space. but also some of the serious questions that are out there about, seriously, how far can this possibly go? one more thing i want to show you because this is so cool. take a look at this video. this is amazing. right now, okay, that's real video taken just a few days ago. i'm not going to tell you what it is. if it's still dark where your are. you can step out in the sky right now and will see something that will look like a star to you. it's actually something else. we have a spacecraft that's going to be get ing there in like one week. a first in the lks of space. i'll be telling you about that in our 8:00 a.m. hour today. right now if it's still dark outside but you don't get to know what it is. you have to stick around. >> is it connected to the rononauts? >> no, but it is connected to a piece of new technology i just showed you. >> at the edge of my seat. josh, thanks. >> you got it. all right. this is the first pictures as a
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spacecraft has been approaching it in recent weeks. there it is, right? josh is going to tell us what it is. >> there you go. >> i'm not going to tell you. you look up at the sky, you will see it. >> coming right up at 8:00 a.m. hour. be around. so the space shuttle "tla "atlantis" astronauts are spending the first full day in space today. they had a lightning strike that threatened the delay the launch. they spoke about how they made that decision to go ahead with the launch. >> that's how we make those decisions. big dart board. now that the program is over we can develop some of our secrets. >> why not? we flip a coin. >> some people will believe that. watch out. >> the nasa guys are having fun obviously on their last mission. she will be out of jail soon but she is apparently not out of anger. at least not for her mother
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♪ progressive '80s montage ♪ he drops some boxes, but it's okay ♪ ♪ we keep dancing ♪ hey! it's that guy! ♪ progressive "name your price" tool, yeah! ♪ helping you save. now, that's progressive. call or click today. it is 30 minutes past the hour. welcome back. i'm susan he distributiondricks saturday for t.j. holmes. while you were sleeping a new nation emerged. i'm talking about the republic of south sudan. juba is the capital.
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it is epicenter of independence day celebrations. earlier this year, the south sudan niece people overwhelmingly voting to succeed from the now northern neighbor sudan. after years of intense fighting with the corps term base government. we are live in juba with a perspective on the world's newest country. nema, take us there. how is it? >> what you can hear behind me is the actual moment of the proclamation of independence. it came in over half a century of conflict to get here. the southern sudanese are now finallily in charge. i will be amazed if anyone in juba or anyone in the whole south got any sleep last night. even now, the official festivities are happening behind me in the public part of the parade route is pretty much just been one long party since we got here at dawn this morning,
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susan. >> and, nima, i was reading a quote. i don't know if you can hear me, it's pretty loud there. from a man who said i lost many relatives and today was a dream from my late father but the nightmare is finally ending. nima, do you find that there that the people are so relieved that it finally happened now? >> many of the people we've been speaking to have said that even when they went to vote at the referend referendum, even when they knew this day was being counted down to they really didn't dare believe it would arrive. there were rumors that there would be a coop somehow at the last moment. that dream would be snatched away from them. it was a moving moment earlier on when they held up the wall veteran on to the stands behind it. and then those who were more able, who had been through the war, actually paraded past us. this really is their moment more than any other today, susan. >> yeah, nima, former refugee
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saying what makes me happy is i finally don't have to say i'm from sudan anymore. tell us about the u.s. involvement in this. >> reporter: well, this was an area very close to the heart of the bush administration because of his support base within the evangelical movement. the church network in this space has been working here. many refugees here in sudan who come back from this said that in the states a lot of what they were doing when they first arrived in the united states was going to church group meetings and telling people that their experiences and that snowballed into campaigns to represent and sense and outrage as people saw being perpetrated here within south sudan and the u.s. administration needed to get involved. it was under the bush administration that the 2005 peace agreement which gave southern sudan the right of determination was signed and some say colin powell is
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actually here today to celebrate with the people of southern sudan, susan. >> all right, south sudan is in celebration mode. you can hear it behind nima. thanks so much. we appreciate it. we are checking the top stories for you on this saturday morning. new signs of unrest in the egyptian capital where tens of thousands of protesters return to tahrir square last night. they are not please with the reforms after the ouster of former president mubarak earlier this year. some pledged to stay in the square for 18 days. the length of the revolution that toppled mubarak. the federal aviation administration wants fedex fined more than $689,000. the shipping company is accuse of breaking federal rules on transporting hazardous materials on cargo planes. a fedex spokeswoman said all the cases involved paperwork errors that never put the aircraft in any danger. last month the united kingdom's transport ministry banned fed
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eksz from bringing cargo due to security issues. in orlando, the family feud between casey anthony and mother cindy is still going. a spokesman said casey denied her mother's request to visit last night. on tuesday, the 25-year-old was acquitted of murdering her 2-year-old daughter caylee. casey anthony is due to be released from jail a week from tomorrow. former first lady betty ford, the widow of late with jer regard ford, died last night. beyond her public battle with breast cancer, her lasting legacy may be the substance abuse treatment center that bears her name. president obama said she was someone who helped reduce the social stigma surrounding addiction. she certainly did. betty ford was 93. the changing of the sudan flag right now. you're looking at live pictures. we just heard from nima there. you heard the celebrations. a day that has finally come. again, a former refugee saying
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what makes me happy when people ask me where i'm from i do not have to say sudan. that says it all. live pictures for you. 30 years of american space history compressed into less than 2 1/2 minutes. it is next in the newsroom. ♪ there have been five different shuttle orbiters. can you name all of them 123 to make science as exciting as a video game. i need to reach peter, who's falling behind. and push janet who's 6 chapters ahead. ♪ [ male announcer ] with interactive learning solutions from dell, mrs. davis can make education a little more personal. so every student feels like her only student. dell. the power to do more.
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are quizzing you bright and early on this saturday morning. before the break i asked you if you could name the five shuttle orbiters that flew missions for nasa. here they are. atlanta i, challenger, columbia, discovery, endeavour. 30 years, 135 flights and it all came to a head just before noon yesterday. we're talking about the last launch of nasa's space shuttle program, the liftoff of "atlantis." it almost didn't happen because of the weather 12k3w4r they just saw one window in the weather that was favorable for a launch and they went ahead and went for it. conditions were incredible. they took off. we're going to look at a fast forward view of the last 135 larges. we're going to do it in 135 seconds. >> minus 10, 9, 8, 7, 6. we have engine starts. >> start.
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>> four, three , two, one. >> we have liftoff. >> shuttle has cleared. >> roger. >> americans return to space as "discovery" clears the tower. >> liftoff for "columbia" and the first dedicated research flight. >> 500 miles an hour. >> lower atmosphere. 100%. vehicle's rate of speed will virtually triple. >> standing by for burnout and jetstison of the twin rockets.
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>> main engine, second stage. >> "columbia," houston, performance phenomenal. >> on course. >> space shuttle "columbia" with the microgravity science laboratory. >> acceleration. >> all system on board are continuing to perform well. >> good solid rocket booster separation. >> houston now controlling the flight of "columbia" research mission finally under way. >> and liftoff of space shuttle "discovery," beginning america's new journey. >> shore up the international space station.
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>> the final liftoff of "discovery." >> america will continue the dream. >> amazing. just amazing to see. basically you have a crew of humans that are strapped to something like a giant bomb. >> they are true heroes. it is, that's a great analogy. i was watching brook baldwin out there yesterday. she said she went to space camp growing up. >> of course she did. that's brooke. brooke is one of those adventurous people i know. you're right. it's amazing to see. yeah, we all grew up with this. so many of us did. this is the thing. as incredible and dramatic as the liftoff is. in some respects i have to think many people might agree. landing is even more impressive. i was speaking with the executive producer about this yesterday. when one of these things lands and it goes back into the stratosphere of 17,500 miles per hour, it's like a rock with wings. and when it lands, when it comes in it has one chance because it's not powered.
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it can't go past the three-mile strip of pavement where it's going to land. it has one opportunity. >> wait a minute. you know glide ratio. did you go to space camp? >> no, i did not. but i wish i had. i feel like i missed out. >> you can still do it. >> got to try. >> thanks. appreciate it. how about this, the new unemployment report is now giving republican presidential candidates even more ammunition against the president? we'll take a look next.
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welcome back. it's about to be crunch time in negotiations to raise the nation's debt ceiling. president obama meetsz again tomorrow with congressional leaders at the white house. live shot there of the white
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house for you. gop leaders says the jobs report supposed fors the argument that tax hikes can't be part of the deal. they're trying to reach a deal to reach the debt ceiling by august 2nd. jobs report added to the debate over what to do with the debt ceiling and the economy. fewer jobs were added than unexpected. the unemployment rate is 9.2%. up from 9.1%. cnn's jim acosta has more on how the numbers are being seen and used on the campaign trail. >> susan, republicans are feeling a bit more optimistic about sending president obama to the unemployment line. >> two, one -- >> reactions from the gop field to the june jobs report shot up like a space shuttle. >> clearly the president's policies haven't worked. it's a failure. and i wish it was otherwise, but it has not worked. >> republican front-runner mitt romney released a web video seizing on comments made earlier this week by one of president
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obama's top political advisers david plumb who said people won't vote based on the unemployment rate. he said if david plouffe were working for me i would fire him and then he could experience firsthand the pain of unemployment. >> they were engaged in a primary campaign to get meetia t tension. >> the opening just handed to republicans the white house still defended plouffe's comments. >> i don't know where the voters that some other folks might be talking to, but most people do not sit around their kitchen table and analyze gdp and unemployment numbers. >> reporter: but history has showns a the job ms rate ticks up chances for re-election go down. >> we've had four times in the last 35 years when a president has run for re-election with unemployment above 7%, three out of four times the president went down. >> are you better off than you were four years ago? >> reporter: in 1980 ronald reagan framed the choice in pocket book terms.
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reagan has won re-election with an unemployment rate higher than 6%. reagan did get a second term but democrats point out it was already at 7.6% when president obama took office. even then, he was feeling the pressure. >> if i don't have this done in three years, then there's going to be a one-term proposition. >> reporter: which means the president will have to fight harder in nevada, florida uks michigan, and north carolina where the jobless rate is higher than the national average and where outside political groups are already sharpening their message. >> i supported president obama because he spoke so beautifully, but since then things have gone from bad to much worse. >> there's been a deteriorating sense about obama, you know, what's the plan b here and we don't see one. but there's not yet a confidence level in the republican alternative. >> reporter: the man who would like to be that alternative mitt romney is accusing the white house of turning awe das city of hope into, quote, the aof
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difference. susan? >> thank you. it is that time of year again in spain when it seems like a special group of people have lost their minds p. right? are you brave enough? testing their courage, their legs against the crazy stampede of bulls and people. [ male announcer ] introducing the ultimate business phone -- t the motorola expert from sprint. its powerful tools help you work faster and smarter so you can get back to playing "angry birds." it lets you access business forms on the go, fire off e-mails with the qwerty keypad, and work securely around the world so you can get back to playing "angry birds." it's the android-powered phone that mixes business with pleasure. so let's get our work done, america, so we can all get back to playing "angry birds." the motorola expert from sprint. trouble hearing on the phone? visit sprintrelay.com. really? 25 grams of protein. what do we have? all four of us, together? 24.
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♪ nadia is here with this morning's "passport." you see them every year with the running of the bulls. you got to wonder, who does this, why. but then we were just talking during the commercial break about adrenaline. >> absolutely. >> bungee jumping, people jumping out of planes. and this. i think this aligns this that. >> you're quite it. that's exactly why people do it, to get that thrill. you aren't looking at any bull running. this is the bull running in pamplona in spain. this is the most famous bull running in the world made famous by earnest hemingway in "the sun also rises" and speaks to incredibly about this bull riding. it dates back hundreds and huts of years. the history is that during the time there was no transportation for bulls, how are we going to get them from the countryside to
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the markets for slaughter or to the arenas? they had to literally go them through and what people realized is that through fear and excitement, the bulls would run fast faster. it became sport for people. originally it was only men. can we outrun the bulls group asked me earlier do women do it? more and more women are starting to do it to get that very thing you spoke about, that absolute adrenaline. you notice they are wearing white and red. there are a couple of reasons. the same for manifest value, is this in trib butd to the saints and also the red was supposed to be mismartyrdom. others say it's simply dress like the butchers. i do want to tell you that all bes are colorblind.. >> no need to wear the white and red. >> exactly. >> it's part of the tradition. >> you're watching not only the bulls. so what happens is 8:00 every single morning of the festival the gun goes off and the people start running. a few second later they let six bulls out and then six steers.
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the steers are the castrated bulls and are going to be less aggressive than the real bulls. you want to say you went bull running next to a steer. you want to say you outran the bull. >> but there is a risk because every year it seems that someone gets hurt or worse. >> right. >> right? >> and on thursday, australian tourist was gored in the right tli and literally pierced. but what he had done is gone through the running of the streets into the arena and then he was head butted by the bull. but since they started documenting this in the 1900s they say about 15 people have been killed. every single year, so in this week of the festival about 2 to 300 people will be injured. and what we're seeing now is once they're in the arena, this is where the australian was injured, in the actual arena. but again, it's better to be trampled than to be gored. >> we're learning so much this morning. is there a technique to this?
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because it seems like when we watch it over and over again, okay, if you stay on the side you can say you ran with the bulls but kind of edged over. is there some kind of -- >> there is a technique. believe it or not you can find it all on an ipad app called bullruntrainer. and it will tell you exactly what to do to get that adrenaline surge. i spoke to a couple of people yesterday who had run with the bulls many times and they say there is nothing like that moment when you literally start running and you outrun the bull and then you say you survived this near death experience. >> i think it's a specific type of person, male or female, both, but i would rather watch it at home. wouldn't you? >> susan, i think you and i would rather be watching than running but it's certainly interesting to see and many questions surrounding, you know, in terms of animal rights. how safe it is. the actual running of the bulls doesn't seem to harm the bulls
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as when they get into the arena and you know the chances, they are going to be died and sorted and eaten. >> it's interesting to me what you spoke about in the beginning the tradition of how it all started. that's fascinating. nadia, thank you. we'll be one of the ones watching it on tv everyia year. >> and reading ernest hemingway. >>. you can call this a reversal of the food chain. i had to read this one twice the a banana is on the loose in ohio after attacking a gorilla. i'll explain next. first, weekends are a great time to catch a movie, right? when enough of us buy tickets a few actors and actresses get paid. forbes has released the list of highest paid actresses. who son the list? julia roberts ranks fifth earning $20 million between may of 2010 and 2011. most recent released "larry crown" hasn't helped her much though getting off to a slow start at the pox box office. and rest witherspoon with $28
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all right. here it is. forbes has released its list of the highest paid actresses for the past year. two big names are tied for the top spot. it may surprise you. perfume sales woman and "sex and the city" star sarah jessica parker. pulled in $30 million last year. she is joined at the top of the list by actress,writer, and director, angelina jolie. 2010 "the tourist" did not do well in the u.s. but made millions around the world. time for a look at the stories making headline ace cross the country if in miami gardens, florida, a hearst shuts down part of the palmetto expressway for more than five hours yesterday as bliss investigate a suspicious package
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inside. a bomb squad later determined the vehicle was safe. a dramatic rescue by helicopter is captured on tape in california. two hiker were pulled from the national forest yesterday. one of them shot a video from a chest-mounted camera. they posted the video online at a time when counties are considering cutting costs. certainly worked there. a banana is on the loose in ohio after attacking a gorilla. a man dressed as a banana attacked another man in a gorilla costume at the verizon wireless center. yes, it's true. police believe it was all a stunt. the store manager still can't believe what happened. >> a kid just emerged out of the bushes, out of nowhere in a banana costume and started sprinting as quickly as he possibly could at our gorilla. bizarre, i guess? not normal of the food chain. i mean, that's not rally how it
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works, right? a gorilla should have won. this is cnn saturday morning. it is july 9th. great to have you with us. i'm susan hendricks here this morning for t.j. holmes. she is being remembered as remarkable woman, extraordinary first lady, betty ford dies at the age of 93. we will take a closer look at her life and the lives she's effected. verizon is joining at&t mobile and coop selling unemploymented data plans. what does that mean for you? plus, we just saw the old sudanese flag put away and a new one for a new nation to fly. there it is. the world welcomes a new country today. we'll take you live to south sudan. we begin though with the death of former first lady betty ford. she was 93 years old. ford was surrounded by family when she passed away last night. she became first lady when her husband gerald ford became
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president in 1974. following the resignation of richard nixon. betty ford made headlines when she revealed her battle with breast cancer. in 1978 she entered a rehab center. it was just a few years later that she opened a new famous betty ford center. she became the place for celebrities and other people in help for addiction. she has helped so many people. president obama said, mrs. ford helped reduce the social stigma surrounding addiction and inspired thousands to seek much-needed treatment. while her death is a cause for sadness, we know, he says, that organizations such as betty ford center will on. >> narrator: her legacy by giving countless americans a new lease on life. and this from former president george w. bush. laura and i are deeply saddened by the passing of betty ford. we admired her as a first lady and valued her as a friend. she made countless contributions to our country, and we especially appreciate her courage in calling attention to breast cancer and abuse because
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of her leadership substance abuse, that is. many lives were saved. tonight our prayers go out to mrs. ford's entire family, end quote. nancy reagan is also calling her an inspiration. george h.w. bush said she is a great friend an courageous first lady. ford was awarded the presidential medal of freedom and congressional gold medal. both prestige use civilian honors. >> she educated a generation that needed education, that needed support in how to deal with these problems. it made it unnecessary to hide the reality of substance abuse. and i think that was a contribution that betty ford made. >> she certainly did. we will have much more on betty ford and her extraordinary life later on in the show. you know the government's latest job numbers are out and
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they fell well short of expectations. only 18,000 jobs were added. experts thought we would see around 80,000. the nation had several months in a row of encouraging jobs numbers. while the 18,000 for june is an increase, it is not enough to keep up with losses. the unemployment rate actually rose from 9.1% to 9.2%. here is president obama on that. >> with the recovery that is still fragile and isn't producing all the jobs we need, the last thing we can afford is the usual partisan game playing in washington. by getting our fiscal house in order, congress will be in a stronger position to focus on some of the job creating measures i've already proposed like putting people to work, rebuilding america's infrastructure or reforming our system so our innovators and entrepreneurs have great incentive to generate new products or making colleges more affordable for families. and businesses that may be holding back will have greater
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confidence to invest and create jobs. >> republicans have maintained there can be no increase in the national debt limit unless it's accompanied by serious spending cuts and reforms. to be truly serious, these cuts should exceed the amount by which president obama wants the debt limit increased. and there can be no job crushing tax haks on families and small businesses. >> jobs, the economy, and the kunry's debt ceil are the top issues facing washington right now. in congress and on the campaign trail as well. let's go inside the numbers more. here's how it breaks down by gender. men are average right now while unemployment for women is 8%. here's how unemployment rate for race. rates for whis went up 8.1%. african-american unemployment is the highest but it did not change last month. you're looking at live pictures from south sudan, the world's newest country.
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historic moment, moments ago they raised the flag in the country's capital of juba. the people voted overwhelmingly earlier this year to break away from sudan. here is a listen to a bit of a new country's national anthem. ♪ >> south sudan is about the size of texas. we will have much more on the independence day celebrations, a long time for that. a long time waiting. we'll have that next hour. you know, the british royal couple are spending their first full day in california today. prince william and his new wife kate arrived yesterday. they spent time at a couple of events promoting british interests. and david beckham was there. he was at one of the events. there he is. today they will mix business with pleasure. on the agenda is a charity polo
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match in santa barbara and a star-studded british film and tv event in los angeles. more arrests in the news of the world scandal in britain. british p.m. david cameron's former press secretary turned himself in. he was released though. he was editor of the paper at the time of the scandal. he quit his government job earl this year. employees of the tabloid newspaper hacked into the voice mail account of a murdered girl and erased messages. this week owner rupert murdoch shut down the paper. the royal correspondent was also arrested yesterday. we ask that each of you join the athletics, the texas rangers, and all of major league baseball as we observe a silent moment of reflection and respect for brownwood texas firefighter shannon stone. >> a heartbreaking story here. shannon stone was a firefighter from texas. he fell to his death from the stands in front of his young son.
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a texas rangers baseball game. it happened earlier this week. he was trying to catch a ball for his 6-year-old son that was thrown in the stands by one of the rangers players. stone was honored with a moment of silence last night. the rangers also set up a memorial fund for his family. a man who flew across the country by using someone else's boarding pass has now been indicted. he was charged with being a stowaway and for trying to enter a secure area in the airport. he got through security with an expired id and someone else's boarding pass and flew from new york to l.a. he got caught. let go. and then he tried to do it again. that is where he was finally arrested. you have to see this. a jail break is caught on tape. take a look. it happened at the walker county jail in huntszville, texas, last month. the video just being released now. you can see two inmates attacking the jailers. one of them got away to a car that was waiting outside the jail. he was caught about three days later, after the fact. the benches cleared in
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boston during the game between the red sox and baltimore orioles. there were few punches thrown but it doesn't look like any of them con netted. the red sox david ortiz took exception. he was hit and yelled at by the orioles pitcher. they both ended up getting thrown out of the game. not a good thing. just ahead. [ male announcer ] introducing the ultimate business phone --
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for more than 150 years the british tabloid news of the world built a reputation reporting on some of the biggest scannedles in the united kingdom. it shuts down on sunday for good after an investigation following allegations of phone hacking and bribing police. the tabloid is owned by media mogul rupert murdock. author of "murdock, the making of a media empire" is joining us from london. thank you for joining us. >> pleasure. >> let's talk about mr. murdock. you know him very well. how much do you think or do you
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know that he knew about these methods that were being used? >> he cannot have known because he would have stopped them long ago. they are absolutely appalling abuse of journalistic procedure. unforgivable to tap the phone of a murdered schoolgirl or the phones of relatives of troops killed in iraq or afghanistan and murdock would not have tolerated it. i'm afraid that -- >> i'm soer are. i when you think about what was done and the despicable things done, do you think he made the right call of just canceling it? it's done? >> it's a very difficult call because it's a very old historic paper which has a very great history, though it has committed abuses in the past like all tabloids do, but it's also exposed a lot of fraud and misdeeds, most recently it exposed corruption in the pakistani cricket team which was an important story. it's very sad. it's sad for also for the 200
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people who work there, frightful for them. many of them will be given jobs in other news of murdock's papers in london. and he probably will have a new sunday paper calling "the sun" on paper to go along with the daily paper in britain. >> some were wondering, i was reading a lot of articles on this, if rupert murdock was at all responsible, maybe in a trickle down effect of kind of creating an atmosphere where people will be willing to do anything to get that story. who creates that atmosphere there? >> i think all newspapers in britain and in american, too, now, are in a terrible situation that the internet is creeping in on them so much and it's becoming very much more competitive and certainly met d methods used by reporters are more unscrupulous. "news of the world" appears to
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have been the worst offender. as for murdock's own position he's always accused of that by his enemies and he has a lot of men is, both political and commercial, and they are making hay out of this scandal, as you can imagine, in britain, led by the bbc which hates him because he is a rather conservative publisher and the bbc favors a liberal left wing conventional wisdoms of our time. murdock is being really kicked incredibly hard in britain at the moment. but i think he is a brilliant publisher also and without murdock and his war against the print unions in the 1980s, there would probably be no british newspapers because until he won that war against the print unions, papers were losing money hand over fist. then they became profitable again. similarly, without him -- what? >> maybe by taking this action, that will set the standard. it will be a little higher because he's taking such drastic
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action. you said 200 people out of work. they will be re-employed. thank you for joining us. appreciate it. thanks. >> it's my pleasure. here's a question for you. have you checked your cell phone plan lately? verizon is joining at and, the and t mobile in canceling unemploymented data plans. you heard right. that oucould mean higher phone bills for you.cl m, alright. a real person will be there to help you. then you can use geico.com to view photos of the damage, track your claim, print an estimate. you want an english muffin? they literally hand you a toasted muffin with butter and jam. (sigh) whaa. tasty. that's, that's a complete dramatization of course, but you get my point. vo: geico 15 minutes could save you 15% or more on car insurance. discover aveeno positively radiant tinted moisturizers with scientifically proven soy complex and natural minerals. give you sheer coverage instantly, then go on to even skin tone in four weeks.
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all right. this is not good news. cell phone users could see their
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rates going up and soon. verizon wireless is joining at&t and t mobile in eliminating unemploymented data plans. what does that mean for you and for parents of teenagers if you surf the mobile web, text, tweet, check facebook, pictures, you name it, your bill could go up. joining me now is financial expert, clyde anderson. this went into effect for verizon customers on thursday. >> yes. >> why are we seeing companies make this switch? let me guess, we're talking money. >> it's all about money. follow the money. it's becoming the trend. text, voice mail, e-mail, all the things we're doing. we're doing a lot of, a lot of data. and so they want to capitalize on it. it's also an infrastructure thing. they've got to pay for all these things that are being transmitted. >> i think the biggest question to viewers at home right now. they're thinking, will this effect me or is it people who are signing up for new deals or will it affect people at home? >> if you're already on a plan and under contract you will be
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grandfathered in. great news. the other part is if you change something you could be effected by it because new customers are going to come under this plan or they're going to have to pay for the data. they're going to have to decide which package works best for them. they will give you several options. $30 all of the way up to $80 for packages. the thing you have to be careful is going over those things. you talk about teenagers and people that they call power users. so these are some of the people that may go over some of these plans, especially business professionals. if you use your phone for a lot of things you're doing related to your business you could potentially go over. >> did you see this coming for a whi while? did you think, wait a minute? >> i wondered how long it was going to take for it to happen. i did kind of see it coming. i'm glad some of the companies, not everything -- sprint is holding out right now. sprint hasn't done it. they haven't followed suit. not to say they won't but right now they're saying they aren't. we'll see. it's big business. i think we have a quote there from someone from sprint just letting you know. >> saying we're continuing to advertise our unlimited plans
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and feel that they offer a great value to new and existing customers. these plans have been very successful. they may have a niche now because if they're not raising their prices people are obsessed with this stuff, twitter, facebook. they may have to look at each other to talk to save money. >> exactly. i think you should go to the website. each one has a calculator on the website to go to and look at to see how it's going to affect you personally. >> this reminds me a little bit of the airlines. now they're charging for pillows, carry-ones, everything. clyde anderson, thanks so much. appreciate it. good to see you. so now you know, most unlimited data plans are going away. how will those new rates affect you? digital lifestyle expert mario armstrong will join us after the break to help you pick the best plan for your lifestyle.
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just before the break we told you verizon is joining at&t and tmobile by cancelling the unemploymented data plans. it is true. if you text, tweet, videos on phone, you could see your prices go up a lot. mario armstrong is here to save you cash and to calculate the best plan for your lifestyle. mario, as i understand, correct me in i'm wrong, they're charging per gigabyte. i don't know what that means. >> you and most people don't understand what that means. it's technical terms for how we measure data which are absolutely right of a charge by these things called the gigabyte. to help people understand that a little bit, you know, a gigabyte is really 1,000 megabytes. and so this kind of mathematics is almost like a foreign language. i don't know about you but i didn't do that great in matt
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math class. this is how we measure data today though. >> so i guess the bottom line, the question is. what is the best way to keep my bills low, especially if i use my smart phone a lot, if i'm texting, uploading pictures. you don't want to be charged. parents of teenagers are thinking, oh, no, there goes the limited plan. what to do? >> yeah, no, absolutely because you know, today our consumption on these devices is heavy on all types of things from photos to videos to streaming music and things online. so you are right. we need to be aware of those wireless data points. so there are a few things that you need to be aware of. number one, e-mails like about 200 -- 20, sorry, 20 kill bites of e-mail approximately e-mail is low on data. the things that are going to charge you the heaviest are things like video streaming, music streaming, things like photos and doing a lot of those types of interactivity with your
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phone is going to tax your data and usage. >> i guess dependanting on what you use your phone for. it may be smart to buy the more expensive monthly plan to save some money in the long run, right? >> that's right. i mean, when you're talking about a minute of video, when you watch a minute of video on your smart phone, you're talking about -- you're talking about almost two megs of actual data being placed on your phone. it's not going to take a lot of time before you start reaching to some of the caps depending on what kind of plan you actually have. >> all right. i see at the cell phone stores are lines are wrapping around the building to figure out what the best plan is for them. >> and the thing is, one other quick tip, i should say for folks fast is a lot of people still use the data -- cellular networks to access data. what we should be thinking about is when we can use wi-fi on your phone. that way it reduces the chances of you getting taxed for that data. at all costs, whenever you can,
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use wi-fi on your phone and that will save you money. >> good advice. mario, thanks. appreciate it. >> thank you. she touched the lives of countless others as first lady and as founder of a world famous substance abuse treatment center. bettyford passed away surrounded by friends and family last night. we will chronicle the life of this remarkable woman next. ♪ sing polly wolly doodle all the day ♪
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former first lady betty ford died last night. 93 years old. she became first lady when her husband gerald ford became president in 1974, following the resignation of richard nixon. she is also known for founding the betty ford center. soledad o'brien has her remarkable life story. >> reporter: rarely was there a first lady whose human qualities stood out more than betty ford. by her husband at all times, here for a visit by president bush, she was strong, active, and, most of all, candid. >> it has been the outgrowth of my own health that has made it possible for me to go ahead and share what i learned with others. >> reporter: before 1974, it was almost unheard of for a first
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lady to publicly mention personal problems. in the first year of her husband's presidency, she announced she had breast cancer and would undergo a mastectomy. but it is this that will be her greatest legacy, the betty ford center for substance abuse. >> i think she educated a generation that needed education, that needed support in how to deal with these problems. >> reporter: mrs. ford disclosed publicly she had for years abused alcohol and had become dependent on prescription drugs. the first major political figure to openly address a problem that plagued millions. >> it has been from the very -- to hide the reality of substance abuse. and i think that was a contribution that betty ford made. >> reporter: she wrote in considerable detail about her
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battles, authorized a made-for-tv movie "the betty ford story." >> i felt and she felt and the children felt that if the story was told well and we had favorite in david, that it could be i mirksmeasurableably benefici beneficial. >> reporter: she ran right after world war ii and before he rang for congress the first time and she was by her side the whole time. she's her own woman speaking out against abortion rights and women in the workplace. most americans saw her for the first time in more than a decade when she was given the place of honor at both the funeral and burial of her husband. it was a four-day period of national mourning and although she looked fragile, she never waivered. and the treatment center that she helped create will be a memorial for generations to come. >> it certainly will. she has helped so many people. we will be back at 8:00 a.m. eastern, but
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